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What are the effects of meselamine tab. 500 mg. on a fetus?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Meselamine: Meselamine may not be indicated in pregnancy because it can cause blood dyscrasias, nephrotic syndrome or pancreatitis.
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 21 years experience
Thought to be safe: Mesalamine, or pentasa, (mesalamine) is thought to be one of the safer forms of medication for controlling ulcerative colitis or chrons in pregnancy. There are no known negative effects on the fetus. Sometimes rectal Mesalamine can be used for lower systemic dosing.

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